Celebrating 25 years: meet some of the Sanctuary team

In celebration of our 25th anniversary this month, we’re highlighting some of the team members who make Sanctuary Day Spa so special.

In celebration of our 25th anniversary this month, we’re highlighting some of the team members who make Sanctuary Day Spa so special. Meet Julianna, corporate controller at the Sanctuary Day Spa head office, and Jenn, assistant manager at our Burlington day spa location.

How long have you been working at Sanctuary Day Spa?

Julianna: It will be 10 years in early September! I was looking for a job closer to home, and one day a job posting came up that was practically written for me.

Jenn: I’ve been working at Sanctuary since April 2006—so 17 years! I was looking for a new job and came across a spa position, which got me into the business. I happened to meet [now-manager] Barb at that job before we both left and came to Sanctuary. I started as the spa coordinator and worked my way up to management.

What is your favourite part about working at Sanctuary?

Julianna: We have a small home office, and the job varies every day as we assist our spa team so they can provide exceptional service to clients. It’s challenging and we’re always on the go, but it’s so enjoyable. I feel honoured to work with such an amazing team of individuals and love the go-go-go atmosphere. I’m also grateful to work for a company that provides services that bring physical and mental relaxation, joy and beauty to clients.

Jenn: It’s so important for me to work for a company that has created a family atmosphere. A lot of the employees have been here as long as me. I love that you can wake up, come to work and enjoy being there. Clients have even told me, ‘You can tell that your team is a great one.’ I think that’s what brings them back. They not only receive great service, but they also feel the family atmosphere. The support we get from and give each other—even across locations—is incredible. We’re all there for each other!

And your favourite treatment at our spas?

Julianna: My favourite would have to be facials, body treatments and massages! I absolutely love the relaxing atmosphere, calming music, cleanliness, and expert estheticians and therapists.

Jenn: Manicures! I am obsessed with both regular and shellac manicures.

How has the industry changed since you started?

Jenn: Now more than ever, people are coming to the spa for the wellness factor. They just need a break from the outside world—an hour or two of ‘me’ time. Knowing that what we do creates relaxation and helps people’s mental health is what continues to attract me to the industry and working at Sanctuary.

What would you like to see happen in the next 25 years?

Julianna: I’d like to see even more clients come to our locations to relax, unwind, de-stress, and pamper and enjoy themselves!

Stop by one of our four day spa locations in Vaughan, Newmarket, Burlington and Waterloo this month to receive $25 off our signature treatments and 25 per cent off all retail products.

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